I’m building a little panel widget to locate placeholder content on a website. Right now, it pulls from an array or lorem-ipsum-esque strings that I’ve hardcoded in the plugin, but I was thinking that it would be pretty neat if I could have a way to manipulate that list from the widget UI itself.
But that raises an interesting question: Where should a plugin store user-entered permanent data? One obvious solution would be to have the developer modify the widget data via the
config file, but there are use-cases where a user/editor may need to modify a widget’s settings, and they obviously have no access to the codebase.